Heucheras forum: What is the Best Soil Mix for Heuchera?

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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Jul 17, 2012 6:42 PM CST
Not sure what the best mix for planting and growing Heuchera.

I used some of the MG cactus mix and added some chicken grit and some small stones. It is what I use for my other succultents.

Will that work or is there something better? I just picked up a couple more today and want to keep them healthy.

Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jul 17, 2012 9:41 PM CST

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I just use MG Garden soil. They want to have some moisture , just not constantly wet. That mixture sounds like it might keep them too dry.
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goldfinch4
Jul 18, 2012 12:29 AM CST
I agree I think that mix might be too fast draining for heuchera.
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 18, 2012 10:08 AM CST
Thanks, I will see how they do for a while and if it seems they are puny I will repot them into MG only.

Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 18, 2012 12:55 PM CST
They look pretty dry this morning, Perhaps I should just re-pot them now.

Also I have a bug ..

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I am a bit paranoid .. should I spray or leave it alone?


Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jul 18, 2012 8:53 PM CST

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I would re-pot . The only insect you really need to watch out for is black Vine weevils.
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Jul 18, 2012 8:55 PM CST

Bob,I have seen those posts about the weevil and am watching for signs.

Thanks for the advice. If it does not hit 100 and does not thunder storm, I will do it tomorrow.

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